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Aug 18

New Jersey online poker revenue grows in July

iGaming Business – The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has reported that the US state experienced an increase in online poker revenue in July, ending three consecutive months of declining sales figures. The three licensed online poker operators in New Jersey took just under $2.2 million (€1.6 million) … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6fHNM2


Aug 17

New Poker Movie “Gutshot Straight” with Steven Seagal

Poker News – Last year, 20th Century Fox released Runner Runner, a poker-themed movie starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. The film earned $19.3 million at the U.S. box office, well below the estimated $30 million budget. Now, a new poker indie film is slated to be released on September … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6dtBVQ


Aug 16

With casinos struggling, some advocate sports gambling

CNBC – As another casino in Atlantic City, N.J., plans to close its doors, some believe allowing sports betting could help invigorate a struggling industry. Most states don’t allow wagers on sporting events, thanks to a federal ban. In Nevada, where sports gambling is legal, it accounts for $4.25 million … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6dSD39


Aug 15

Governor Christie won’t intervene in New Jersey casino closings

USA Today – Gov. Chris Christie isn’t planning to intervene in the closings of three Atlantic City casinos over the coming weeks but says he’s committed to finding a way to bolster the region’s economic health. Casino workers facing jobs losses gathered outside the Ocean City Music Pier and chanted … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6d2lvz


USA Today to launch fantasy sports gaming site

iGaming Business – National US daily newspaper USA Today has unveiled plans to launch a fantasy sports gaming website that will focus on daily tournament-style games. According to the Adage.com website, Fantasy Score will allow players to compete in daily fantasy NFL American football games, with games involving NBA basketball, … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6d2Dt9


Macau Gaming Crackdown Drives Bettors To Las Vegas

Investors.com – Revenue for Las Vegas Sands and other Macau-centric casinos collectively fell 3.6% in July to $3.5 billion, Macau officials said recently, led by a slide in high-roller VIP segment gaming. Telsey Advisory Group analyst Chris Jones said Monday that the mass market segment in Macau — tourists and … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6cx2xc


Bet365 accused of misleading Australian punters

iGaming Business – The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched court action against Bet365 after accusing the online gambling operator of misleading customers with various offers. According to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, the watchdog said that Bet365 did not properly display the terms and conditions attached to … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6cn978


Aug 14

Betfair sells stake in Australian venture to Crown

iGaming Business – Betfair has sold its 50% stake in Betfair Australia to casino operator Crown Resorts, the online gaming company’s partner in the joint venture. Formed in 2004 by Betfair and Crown, Betfair Australia offers various services to players in the Australasia region. Earlier this year, iGaming Business reported … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6cdc7D


PayPal set to enter US iGaming market

iGaming Business – Internet payment processor PayPal is set to enter into the regulated online gambling market in the US, according to various media reports. Although the company is yet to make an official announcement in regards to its plans, various reports have said that PayPal will begin processing payments … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6cXtmH


Mybet offloads stakes in Spanish companies

iGaming Business – Online gaming and betting provider mybet Holding has sold its stakes in Spanish companies Digital Distribution Management (DDM) and Digital Distribution Management Iberica (DDMI). The sales come after Sven Ivo Brinck, who was appointed as the sole member of the firm’s management board in late 2013, announced … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6cFBPS


Aug 13

USA Today to launch fantasy sports gaming site

iGaming Business – National US daily newspaper USA Today has unveiled plans to launch a fantasy sports gaming website that will focus on daily tournament-style games. According to the Adage.com website, Fantasy Score will allow players to compete in daily fantasy NFL American football games, with games involving NBA basketball, … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6c18Ls


CG Technologies upgrades mobile sports betting app

Las Vegas Review Journal – Sports book operator CG Technologies has launched an upgrade to its mobile sports wagering application that developers said increases the opportunities for customers to bet on games. CG Technologies CEO Lee Amaitis said the company, which operates race and sports books at eight Las Vegas … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6c07Tv


Christie vetoes new Jersey sports betting bill

NJ.com – With his veto pen, Gov. Chris Christie all but ended New Jersey’s efforts to institute sports betting at its casinos and race tracks. Christie’s office announced today that he nixed a bill (S2250) that would have allowed New Jersey to circumvent the 1992 federal law that bans sports … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6bw1RM


Aug 12

Caesars happy with High Roller observation wheel

Las Vegas Review Journal – Caesars Entertainment Corp. officials were happy to discuss the company’s second quarter results Monday, including improvements in the Las Vegas market credited to the opening of The Linq and its centerpiece High Roller observation wheel. But don’t ask about Caesars’ ongoing restructuring plans to address … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6bWh9q


William Hill extends Scottish Sprint Cup sponsorship

iGaming Business – UK bookmaker William Hill has extended an agreement with Musselburgh Racecourse to continue its title sponsorship of the Scottish Sprint Cup annual horseracing event. The deal will run for three years, from 2015 until 2017. The £100,000 (€124,855/$170,210) five-furlong race is hosted at the Musselburgh Racecourse each … Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6bWCW7


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